Did you know that the New York Unions, launched “Labor Day” in the year 1882?…Why?
At that time, working conditions were not good. Manual labor was hard on the working class, having to press on for hours and hours. Even children, who were part of the workforce, were required to labor, twelve hours per day, six days a week.
The Unions wanted to celebrate all working members for their dedication, and decided to sponsor a PARADE TO HONOR THEM.
It was not until 1887 when Labor Day was made a Federal Holiday, giving every worker the day off. From that time forward, we Americans, observe Labor Day on the first Monday in September, of each year.
In September of this year (2022), we will observe Labor Day on September 5th to honor, and recognize the contributions of all laborers.
Unfortunately, September 5th is considered, by most, the last day of summer. However, it is still over 80 degrees, and some of us (me included) may try to enjoy Labor Day on the beach or in the pool. Then, we will look forward to the Season of Autumn and the falling leaves of red, gold, and brown shades, followed by October’s Halloween trick or treaters. Winter brings Thanksgiving, and delightful; soft snow for skiing, sleighing, and skating.
All our seasons are beautiful, in their own way, but for me, the best holiday of the year comes in December, when all families get together to share their happiness, love and devotion to each other, and their Creator.
ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF- Paula